Axe Beacon

B Sharp Voices Celebration

Project information

During the autumn term of 2015, B Sharp teamed up with the 4 primary schools of the Axe Beacon Federation (Colyton, Kilmington, Seaton and Shute) to run a series of ‘excellence through group singing’ workshops for their years 4, 5 and 6.

Over 120 children worked with a group of music leaders to compose their own songs and create works collaboratively. After working independently in their own schools, the children will come together on Thursday, 19th November in St Andrews church, Colyton to share their own work and rehearse for a performance in the afternoon starting at 2.00 pm.

Music leaders

The programme is led by inspirational musician/composer John K Miles (who also led B Sharp’s commissions: ‘Beer Quarry Caves’ performed at Exeter cathedral and ‘On Golden Cap’ for the 2012 Cultural Olympics.

Deborah Jordan, vocal coach, provides singing insights

B Sharp music leaders Jacques Verhaeren (vocals, bass guitar), Matt Hartnell (vocal, drums/percussion) and Jon Pogson (vocals, guitar) complete the delivery team.

Future commissions

B Sharp are continuing to develop work with music education partners in East Devon and West Dorset in collaboration with the Woodroffe School as part of the Jurassic Teaching Schools Alliance ’to develop excellent CPD resources to support teachers to understand, engage with and deliver high quality cultural education to children and young people. The aim is to produce resources, events and examples of good practice to inspire, facilitate and encourage the development of a wide range of cultural activities in schools.

If your school or project is interested in taking part in future programmes with B Sharp please get in touch with We are offering a large-scale singing and instrumental programme for Autumn 2016 to secondary and primary schools in West Dorset and East Devon (15 mile radius of Lyme Regis).

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